I'm a recent 22yo graduate (2011) who has been working at a production company for about 7 months now. Recently I came to the realization that my heart isn't in it like I thought it would be. Possibly I was lying to myself thinking that the entertainment industry/Hollywood was my passion but it just isn't. I haven't quit yet but I definitely do not want to stay long term, not even in the same industry.
Food/Hospitality is my real passion, I have always loved cooking for myself and others, hosting parties and making sure people have a good time when they're in my company. I thought this might be more of a hobby: hosting parties, cooking for people, but of course people make livings out of doing such. I'm taking a 6 week condensed cooking course starting next weekend and I have also bought many books on how the restaurant and hospitality business works. My dream job would be that of a restaurateur but I know it takes lots of capital + smarts about the industry to get into it.
I really don't know what to do at this point as far as career decisions go. If this has happened to anyone else I would like to hear your story and any advice you might be able to give to me. Also, if anyone has any tips on starting off in the restaurant/hospitality business I would be more than happy to take your advice with open arms.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by LosAngelesRams - 5/9/12 at 6:41pm